- Structural issues: challenges crypto presents to the payments and brokerage industries
- Platforms as an alternative investment to direct ownership of digital currencies
- Future of crypto as legal tender: the El Salvador example
Jan van EckChief Executive Officer
David CowenPresident & CEO, Museum of American Finance
Brian BrooksFormer Comptroller of the Currency
Charles CascarillaCEO and Co-Founder, Paxos
Christopher GiancarloSenior Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Former Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- The U.S. today has a large amount of debt. Has it ever defaulted? (Spoiler: yes, it has.)
- What did the Supreme Court decide?
- What did FDR say about whether he’d honor its decision if it went against him (it did)?
- How should we think about today’s high debt levels?
- The banking system was shut down when FDR took office. What did he do?
- Most of the financial reforms enacted then are largely intact today. What were the theories behind them?
- How do those theories explain why no one was jailed after the global financial crisis of 2008-2009?
- This era is arguably when the U.S. became an economic juggernaut and created the basic features of today’s economy—a national market
- How did Chicago affect the region, the country and the world economy?
- What technology developments along the chain of the textile industry drove an explosion in cotton demand which was met by the South?
- How did cotton affect slavery and we revisit the consequences of slavery and racism today, how was finance involved in slavery?